Taurus TX22

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The Taurus TX-22 is one of the best handguns ever made chambered for the .22 LR. You can hold it as if it’s a full-size self-defense pistol that feels really good in the hands. For a budget piece, it has an amazing trigger, adjustable rear and front sights, and a lot of other cool features. But the best thing about it which gun snobs don't even bother to look at is the included magazines and the number of rounds each one can hold: 16. Granted, the TX-22 is not the only .22 LR-chambered pistol with a magazine that holds these many rounds -- KelTec released their new P17 just last year and it has a magazine capacity of 16 rounds as well. But if I'm being honest, it's nowhere near as aesthetically pleasing and its barrel is a little shorter. I would choose the Taurus TX-22 over it any day of the week. A big problem when it comes to designing a double-stack magazine for any handgun chambered in a rimmed cartridge is, well, the rim of the cartridge. Typically, rimmed cartridges cannot just be stacked straight up vertically over each other like rimless cartridges. The rims just butt up to one another, pushing each other so that all of them rest in the magazine at an angle. Taurus was able to design a beautiful working magazine despite this. The TX-22’s magazine has a strong spring that pushes the follower upward from the front while several guides within the walls ensure the cartridges are pushed upward. There's a pair of circular round tabs on the magazine, one on each side. These tabs can be used to move the follower downward. You can just pinch them together and pull them down and the follower will move along with them. However, I would advise against using those tabs that way because the spring makes it impossible to hold on to those tabs once you have the magazine loaded with 13 or 14 rounds. I would recommend to just use the tool that comes with the TX-22 to load the magazines faster. If you only have the two magazines that came with your TX-22 and you want more of them, check out the best prices GunCritic could find below:

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Taurus TX22 Specs

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.22 LR







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Black Polymer

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17.37 Ounce

Taurus TX22 Features

The Taurus TX22 is one of the best value semi-auto .22LR pistols on the market. It’s straight-blowback action is built on a hardened steel slide for unparalleled durability while still maintaining a light 17oz unloaded weight. It’s fully-adjustable rear sight allows the user to make the TX22 one of the most accurate .22 caliber pistols for the money. 

Taurus TX22 Ballistics

.22 LR Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Taurus TX22 Capacity

The Taurus TX22 ships with either 10 or 16 round double-stack, single-feed magazines while aftermarket magazine manufacturers also offer a 21 round magazine.

Taurus TX22 Ergonomics

The Taurus TX22 features texturing around the grip to give the user positive control of the pistol.  The ambidextrous thumb safety sits under the back of the slide similar to a 1911, and the slide serrations allow for a solid grip when running the slide.

Taurus TX22 Fit & Finish

The polymer frame of the TX22 is properly injection-molded and shows no machine marks from post-processing.  The aluminum slide has a Type 3 Hard Anodize coating on it for scratch and corrosion resistance.  The takedown lever blends nicely into the fierce lines of the frame, and the sights are reasonably protected from unintended adjustment.
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Taurus TX22 Concealability

The Taurus TX22 measures 7 inches long, 5.5 inches tall, and 1.25 inches wide.  With similar dimensions to the Glock 19, concealment is absolutely possible with the right holster and attire, though the fully adjustable rear sight may cause some discomfort to the person carrying it IWB.

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How much is a Taurus TX22 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Taurus TX22 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Taurus TX22 and most handguns. The Price for a Taurus TX22 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Taurus TX22 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $191.77 $250.78 $295.03
Excellent $177.02 $236.02 $265.53
Very Good $162.27 $236.02 $265.53
Good $147.52 $221.27 $250.78
Fair $103.26 $191.77 $236.02
Poor $73.76 $147.52 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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